Biometric systems are not all created equal. If you have thought about adding biometric clocking in systems to your workplace, you need to make sure they work properly. The real test of a biometric system is how it performs in real world conditions.
A biometric system needs to be able to accurately verify the identity of an individual. Otherwise, it becomes a hindrance rather than a beneficial tool for simplifying the way your employees clock in or out.
In order for biometric clocking in systems to be effective, they need to be able to work in the real world. They should be able to accurately scan an image without error. This applies to any situation.
This includes the following conditions:
- Wet conditions
- Dry conditions
- Dirty conditions
- Diverse conditions
When it comes to biometric technology that really works in these conditions, Lumidigm multispectral imaging is your best option. This technology offers numerous advantages over the outdated conventional optical sensors that are used in many biometric systems.
Learn more about this biometric technology and how it is able to handle real world scanning.
Biometrics Need to Work in Wet Conditions
Moist or sweaty hands can be extremely difficult for conventional biometric sensors to handle. Unfortunately, in the real world, people often have moist hands.
The environment can also lead to wet conditions. Some locations are naturally humid. For example, in a spa setting, the humidity is likely to be high. Biometrics need to work in these types of conditions.
Conventional biometrics often have difficulty in wet conditions. The moisture obscures the ridges of the finger. This results in a muddled image. The system will not be able to verify the identity of the user.
With multispectral imaging sensors, you get a high-quality image every time. The imaging sensor is able to see through this moisture and scan the ridges of the finger.
Biometrics Should Work in Dry Conditions
Wet fingers are not the only real world issue to consider. Dry fingers can also lead to inaccurate scanning. And, they are just as common as wet fingers.
With conventional sensors, the finger needs to contain a certain amount of moisture, but not too much moisture. Otherwise, good contact with the sensor is not achieved.
Again, this is not a problem for multispectral imaging sensors. They capture high-quality images even if the finger is dry. There need not be a perfect contact between the finger and the sensor plate.
While conventional sensors need close contact, the multispectral imaging sensor is able to take a direct snapshot of the finger. This also gives multispectral imaging the ability to capture an image through a medical glove.
Biometrics Can Detect a Range of Attributes
Another area where multispectral imaging surpasses conventional optics is in the recognition of a wider range of attributes. Fingers are incredibly diverse. They are completely unique.
With conventional optical sensors, this diversity can cause a problem. These systems are unable to detect a robust range of attributes. These attributes can limit the ability of conventional biometrics to get an accurate scan.
One of these attributes is the loss of collagen in the skin. With age, you naturally lose collagen. When the finger is pressed against the surface of the biometric reader, the soft ridges collapse into each other. This results in a distorted image.
As mentioned, multispectral imaging sensors do not rely on direct contact with the surface of the biometric reader. This allows an accurate image every time. It does not matter if the user has soft ridges along their fingers.
Other features, such as small or fine ridges can also be difficult for conventional optical sensors. Conventional sensors may also have trouble with the approach people use when placing their finger on the biometric reader. Some people may press their finger hard on the surface while others barely touch the sensor. This results in a wide range of problems for conventional sensors.
With Lumidigm technology, the scanner can gather all the necessary info needed, regardless of these attributes. The more employees you have, the more important it becomes to be able to get an accurate image.
This combination of behavioral and physical attributes results in a diverse array of fingerprints and the ability of the sensors to detect the ridges of the fingers.
Multispectral imaging has been proven to be effective in fields with a large and diverse user base. People of any age or background use these sensors on a daily basis, without any issues.
Biometrics Need to See Through the Grime
Along with the real world situations described above, biometric clocking in systems need to be able to see through the grime. As we have discussed, multispectral imaging sensors do not require direct contact. The sensor can see through this grime.
With conventional imaging sensors, dirt and grime can obscure the ridges of the finger. Debris can prevent clean contact with the sensor. The result is a cloudy image.
Multispectral imaging sensors are able to gather info from beneath the surface of the skin. It does not matter if the ridges are obscured as the result of injury or callouses. The subsurface information remains intact.
Whether you work in an auto shop, construction site, or an office, multispectral imaging sensors are always able to get a clear picture.
The bottom line is that multispectral imaging sensors work in any environment. They are able to get an accurate image regardless of the condition of the finger.
Lumidigm multispectral imaging sensors are capable of capturing fingerprints and verifying the identity of the user in any real world setting.
Unlike conventional optical sensors, they take an image that scans the surface and subsurface of the finger. The ridges and other attributes are easily detected. It does not matter whether the user places their finger firmly on the scanner or barely applies pressure.
The Benefits of Choosing Biometric Clocking in Systems
Lumidigm multispectral imaging sensors offer superior scanning and recognition. They are able to cut through the dirt and grime to create an accurate image. Though, the real benefits come from integrating this technology with a time and attendance system. This can help:
- Increase the productivity of your staff
- Prevent costly payroll errors
- Streamline your daily operations
- Prevent time fraud and buddy punching
- Simplify time off requests
- Enforce your attendance policy
Having biometric clocking in systems can be incredibly beneficial in any industry. From a construction site to a healthcare setting, multispectral imaging ensures accurate scanning.
When integrated with a time and attendance system, this can prevent time fraud and help you enforce your attendance policy. Your staff will spend less time clocking in or out. You can also prevent payroll errors that are common with manual entry.
Depending on the time and attendance features you choose, you could also simplify the way you handle time off requests and free up the time of your human resources department.
If your clocking in systems is going to include biometric technology, you will want the technology to work efficiently. The Lumidigm imaging sensors used in the biometric systems offered by Advance Systems has you covered.